Secretive Trump megadonor lists apartment on Billionaire’s Row

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Billionaire Robert Mercer, a major Republican donor and Trump supporter, and his wife Diane have listed their condo apartment at the Galleria at 117 East 57th Street for nearly $3.5 million, according to StreetEasy.

Mercer is the co-CEO of the hedge fund Renaissance Technologies. He and his daughter, Rebekah, have been some of the largest donors to the Republican party this election, financing think tanks, conservative news outlets like Breitbart, political organizations set up by the Koch brothers and Super PACs. An anonymous source from the Donald Trump campaign told “The Hill” over the summer that “The Mercers basically own this campaign.”

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Mercer donated $13 million to a Super PAC supporting Ted Cruz initially, but moved to support Trump when he won the party’s nomination. The notoriously private family released a statement saying they were “profoundly disappointed” when Cruz refused to endorse Trump at the RNC.

According to a New York Times article from the summer, the Mercers live full-time on the North Shore of Long Island where they own a $2.7 million model railroad set. They purchased this apartment on 57th Street in 2005 for $2.35 million. It has two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and skyline views.

Rebekah lives in a Trump building on the Upper West Side, according to city records.

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  • Dre_loves_Trump

    Haven’t seen you discuss a single donor of the Clinton’s – might be due to the exhaustive list that would result.

  • BRS

    I remember when the Galleria was built. It, along with Olympic Tower, was one of the very first ultra-luxury new buildings. I remember that GM heir Stuart Mott had the triplex penthouse, in which he installed a lawn for his livestock pets (goats if I recall). I also recall that a studio went for the unheard of price of $70,000! Oh, to have a do-over on that one!

  • BRS

    I remember when the Galleria was built. It, along with Olympic Tower, was one of the very first ultra-luxury new buildings. I remember that GM heir Stuart Mott had the triplex penthouse, in which he installed a lawn for his livestock pets (goats if I recall). I also recall that a studio went for the unheard of price of $70,000! Oh, to have a do-over on that one!